Objectors lose bid to stop quarry activity expanding

EXPANDING operations at a sand and gravel quarry has been given the go-ahead despite warnings from residents and councillors that it would have an “intolerable” impact on their lives. A Hampshire County Council committee approved...

Developer to fight council over refusal of police station flats plan

A DEVELOPER has challenged the refusal of its plans to build a block of retirement flats – which were previously likened to a prison - on the site of a disused police station. McCarthy &...

Suspected drug-driver arrested after two-vehicle crash at Dibden

A SUSPECTED drug-driver was arrested following a collision between a car and a van at Dibden. The smash involving a Ford Focus and a Ford Transit van took place on the brow of the hill...

Hythe ferry ‘will not survive’ without extra funding, warns owner

HYTHE ferry will not survive without the support of public funding, its owner has warned, as he pleaded with Southampton City Council to replace nearly £155,000 cut by the county. Blue Funnel managing director Lee...

Lidl overcomes planning, alcohol and parking rows to open new supermarket in Hythe

AFTER rows about parking and late-night alcohol sales, Lidl’s newest store will open in Hythe tomorrow (Thursday). The outlet in New Road will serve its first customers from about 8am after a ribbon-cutting ceremony. As reported...

Campaigners celebrate as Hythe ferry company agrees to hand over historic pier

CAMPAIGNERS for the future of Hythe ferry have been celebrating after the operator agreed to hand them ownership of the 138-year-old pier. The agreement between Blue Funnel and the Hythe Pier Heritage Association was marked...

Couple arrested after death of baby found ‘seriously unwell’ in Hythe flats

A  MONTH-OLD baby boy has died after being found “seriously unwell” at a flat in Hythe where a couple living there were arrested on suspicion of attempted murder. The boy, one of twins, died in...

Failing pre-school in Dibden Purlieu relaunched under new management

A Dibden Purlieu pre-school has officially opened its own nursery which replaces a former preschool on the site. The former Wildground Preschool, which was led by a voluntary management committee, closed last year after Ofsted visited...

Retirement flats developer claims smaller block ‘not deliverable’ in Hythe planning battle

A BIGGER block of retirement flats should be allowed in the centre of Hythe because a smaller version is “not deliverable”, a developer argued at a public inquiry which kicked off this week. Churchill Retirement...

Call for more spaces rejected after public car park in Hythe sold to Lidl

CALLS have been rejected for more parking in Hythe after New Forest District Council sold a public car park last year to make way for a discount supermarket. Some residents and local councillors have been...
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